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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 3:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art - revisited?

Here's one we might waste some more time with:

name your favorite album cover(s) - Grateful Dead or GD-related.

I can't make up my mind, there were so many good ones, like Workingman's Dead, Wake of the Flood which had nice front and back covers.

Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa had interesting front and back covers as well.

That's true too of my favorite GD cover of them all...
(art by Kelley/Mouse) the front and back of the 1st lp.



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Poster: acetboy Date: Sep 10, 2007 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 10, 2007 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

All kidding aside, I really did like Built To Last's house of cards motif. Plus, you got the souvenier deck of cards with the limited edition boxed release.

For what it's worth, I liked the Foolish Heart video.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

I agree, Built To Last is a well-designed package.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 10, 2007 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Anthem for sure

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Aoxomoxoa is hard to beat, but that big ol' American Beauty rose has always been something to behold.

I owned Wake Of The Flood for years before I realized that cloud in the sky is actually another skull image. I really felt bamboozled when I figured it out, too, kinda like, "WHY, I OUGHTA ...!!!"

Almost forgot about this guy, too:

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 4:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

and if you hold the back cover of American Beauty upside down to a mirror...

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Poster: waynecs Date: Sep 10, 2007 4:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Workingmans - The front captures the mood and feel of the music perfectly and Mouses portraits on the back are treasures.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 15, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Let us not forget

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let us not forget

yeah I love that back cover with the 3-eyed bear...
I stared at that artwork a few times back in 1973!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 15, 2007 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art - revisited?

AOXOMOXOA

and

Skull and Roses

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

I agree that there are good ones...

My vote goes with... "Blues For Allah."

IMHO

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 10, 2007 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Now there's another one that slipped my mind (B4A, that is, but no point in arguing with any of the others, either).

Eeeexcellent!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 4:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Blues For Allah is way up there, it connected our thoughts with the outer limits, so to speak...

I also spent time way back when staring at the covers of Garcia (1st solo lp), Rolling Thunder, Mars Hotel, Tales of the Rum Runners (?), Old & In The Way, and the Live Dead insert...

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Poster: gcdtrek Date: Jul 25, 2008 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Wow this goes back a long time I saw half of this painting before it was finished. I was living in the Normal Heights area of San Diego when this guy named Phil(who painted this cover) said he was going to get this on a Dead album by way of a person he knew who knew Deodato.This was about july 74 Forgot about this for decades

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 10, 2007 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: we already have a winner...

With all due respect, we have covered this one:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=112955

Aoxomoxoa 'won' if I recall.

But, always worth a rehash...you have to admit, with K&M, the DEAD had a leg up on most bands...

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: we already have a winner...

Mouse even did the cover for the 2nd pressing (1978) of the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era (1972 double lp on Elektra),
but all subsequent Nuggets (Rhino) series, repackaged since 1983 by specific genre (pop, psych, folk-rock etc), region (north-west, south), city or state (Texas, California, San Francisco, Los Angeles)...

quite often repeated many of the same tracks on slightly different collections, while never reprinting that Mouse Studios version of the Nuggets art/logo; preferring the 1972 Nuggets' pink yellow + orange bubble-gum kitsch cover instead.

I guess I'm the only one who voted for the debut Dead cover art, I just think that collage is a masterpiece.

Not to take away from Griffin's Aoxomoxoa (or his WALSTIB, WOTF, SYF, WAN either).

Deserving a mention are the Best of GD cover with Marlon Brando, Mitch Miller (or some sinister bearded fellow), Marilyn Monroe and W.C. Fields sitting at a greasy spoon counter.

Btw, subtle touches went into the Workingman's Dead cover...
the shadows of smokestacks were drawn on the photo, giving it that grim industrial look say of Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago or Pittsburgh...

R. Crumb - the artist of perhaps the best 60's San Francisco album cover, Cheap Thrills - did do one cover for the Grateful Dead - The
Roots of...

Then again, some may consider (the best SF band cover) Qucksilver's Happy Trails or It's A Beautiful Day... both by the Charlatans' George Hunter.
If you look closely, both album covers feature the same woman in the same bonnet and dress!

I still prefer the first Dead cover but throw all those in (if staying within the genre/city/era) the gap narrows considerably.

But wait, what's this?

Changed my mind, it's gotta be Vintage Dead, with that classic bottle of Ripple! Plus a nod to the Skull-Fvck Rubiyat Kelley-Mouse poster.

Nah...




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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 15, 2007 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: we already have a winner...

I think the last time around I went with 1st album and then Europe '72 as a runner-up.

1st album I love the covers and the album itself.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 10, 2007 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: we already have a winner...

Yeah--there is a great deal to talk about here!

Thanks for the post.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 10, 2007 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

What no votes for Europe 72? How can you not love an Ice Cream Cone in the Head - that cover always makes me laugh. Maybe not the hight of artistic expression but I feel it is simple uncluttered perfection that gets the point across. Got to admit I also always liked the first one - must be something about the scary monster reminiscent of Japanese horror movies

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

I have to admit, even though I 'voted' for Aoxomoxoa, I bought the 'kid' as my first ever t-shirt, and always loved it...

Good call.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

duh kid wins by a nose!

the drops of ice cream splatter spell out the word "live".

Skeletons from the Closet - I recognise the Botticelli Venus blonde, and that's Brando from the Wild Ones -
the other ones I'm not sure about!





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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 11, 2007 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

I never knew that about the ice cream splatter - cool

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 3:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Splat!

ok, so that's how you return a thread to the main forum page - it has to be a thread you started, then edit at a later date.

Well, hey, I just wanted to see how that thread below had so many mixed dates - Nov. 14th then replys from Oct. 6 --7th.

It wasn't Arbuthnot, it was Noisecollector killed the forum!
(paraphrasing the last line from King Kong - no offense meant, Noise!)

At least it's 3:00 am in the morning, but this old thread here will still be clogging things for the early risers.

So, to make it interesting, I'll actually continue in the same vein.

I've added an attchment of the strange, short-lived redux of the Anthem of the Sun cover.
The lp was a remix of the original mix, and isn't currently available - almost as rare as the original mix of Aoxomoxoa.

I bought the Anthem remix when it came out, and as far as I remember, it sounded really good.

But the current remaster either in the Golden Road box set or as a digi-pac CD by itself, on Rhino (oooh, scary kids!) is so much more zippy and snarky than the original pressing (or I presume, remix) tho it is the original mix -

why bother getting the remix - unless, well, does someone out there have an opinion or link to the remix?

Anyway, the GD themselves were reportedley not happy about the change of the cover artwork - and it soon reverted back to the good old purple.

Anthem is the Grateful Dead's first compilation of various live shows, the second was Live Dead.

Most of you prefer whole shows, uncut, unedited.

And yet many early live shows do not exist in complete form, as tape reels had to be changed mid-song,
or the recording person was too stoned to notice that the tape leader slapping against the empty reel was not the Worm Ouroboros signalling them from the 11th dimension...


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Poster: Toadsmoker Date: Nov 15, 2007 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Boy Howdy in his Dino disguise........

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Nov 15, 2007 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art


I like them all up to "Go to Heaven," and even that has a wonderful kitsch appeal. "In the Dark," shutter.

I've always loved Aoxomoxoa, especially the photo on the back. Is the lovely Ms. Love REALLY one of those children, or is that just a myth? I've read explanations claiming both.

Anybody know the truth?

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

Assuming Hank Harrison is there with his daughter - unless perhaps Love was there (if) with her mom...

then, Hank if in the picture, would likely be near the horse... he likes horses.

If I had a full size image of this photo and a magnifying glass, I could spot him if he's there, and that would lend weight that little Courtney is there.

But he never mentioned being on the album cover to me, at a time in 1978 when he was showing me his GD collection of photos, acetates, the Scorpio 45 single and lots of rare stuff.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Sep 11, 2007 3:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

kid´s just an upside down back cover on the original lp, so he´s not qualified to win

rainbow foot ???

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 11, 2007 9:33am
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How do we know the foot is not an upside-down back cover - I for one could never really figure it out - I'm still voting for the Ice Cream Cone.

Or maybe I'll save my kid vote for when we have the most interesting upsidedown back cover poll!!! heheheheheheheh

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 15, 2007 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

how do we know? we do know

2 things you gotta have to acquire that knowledge:

1. original eu 72 triple album. open the sleeve and you´ll know instantly

2. a skull with little something in it

i´d vote for ice cream kid in any future upside down back cover art pool too

btw my 1st dead tshirt was rainbow foot

sorry for the late reply

peace

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 15, 2007 7:42am
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I have a '72 triple LP but I think the inside panels are all white. I'll have to check. have not looked at it in a long time.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

who was it that said a foot is a retarded hand (an acid revelation a forumite had once)?

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Poster: dedmon Date: Nov 15, 2007 10:41pm
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i knoe of this theory. it goes something like this: the foot is a retarded hand excluding individual toe movement... there is more to it but I knoe it has something to do with the birth of the Jef claw. NoiseCollector's C-rap mentions it. there is also something about monkey feet which alludes to the whole greation vs. evolution debate.

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Poster: dedmon Date: Nov 15, 2007 10:32pm
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i knoe of this theory. it goes something like this: the foot is a retarded hand excluding individual toe movement... there is more to it but I knoe it has something to do with the birth of the Jef claw. NoiseCollector's C-rap mentions it. there is also something about monkey feet which alludes to the whole greation vs. evolution debate.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:24am
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not GD or even GD related...one of my fav's is Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request (haven't seen the original 3d plate for about 40 years now)...trippy music too...Rainbow, Lantern, Light years...

btw, just replied to your post from a few days ago...thanx for the 11/3/91 link!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:53am
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oh yeah, how can ya compete with 3-D covers like Majesties?

check below for some of the singles sleeves the Stones had out around the time.



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Poster: fireeagle Date: Sep 10, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead LP cover art

AOXOMOXOA
blues for allah
kingfish 1st
rolling thunder

SKULLFUCK


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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2007 9:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hooteroll? Garcia cover art

Top overlooked 3:

GARCIA

Hooteroll?

Tales of the Great Rum Runners



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Poster: fireeagle Date: Sep 11, 2007 6:16am
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cats was the only one i liked

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 11, 2007 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hooteroll? Garcia cover art

Overkill by Motorhead has always been one of my personal favorite Grateful Dead album covers.

Only kiddin' around here, no harm intended.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 11, 2007 10:04am
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I always think of these:

http://derekriggs.ballconsultinggroup.com/Pages/thumbs/maiden.html

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Sep 12, 2007 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hooteroll? Garcia cover art

cool

see this

lol

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 12, 2007 8:34am
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Lemmy is God!